Race Information

OdySea "Aquari-RUN": Waddle for Change 5K
Scottsdale, AZ
Maricopa County
Apr 3, 2022 - Sunday
5K run | kids run
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    Join us for the inaugural

    OdySea "Aquari-RUN": Waddle for Change 5K!




    The OdySea "Aquari-RUN": Waddle for Change 5k is a fun and family-friendly event to support the OdySea Aquarium Foundation. As the non-profit partner of OdySea Aquarium, the Foundation seeks to educate, engage, enrich, and inspire all ages to conserve and protect our planet by supporting local educational programs and conservation work.

    Your support will directly benefit the Association of Zoos and Aquariums SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) program, which helps protect the endangered African penguin. And because this year’s event is all about penguins, we encourage runners to wear their best ocean or penguin-themed running attire for the event!


    Waddle you do to show your spirit?

    Event details and schedule

    Mail-in and Virtual Run Registration 

    To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

    Can't make it to this year's event but still want to participate? This year will feature an OdySea Aquari-Run Virtual. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event shirt (if selected). Please note that your shirt and medal will be mailed out following the event on April 3, 2022. Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.

    Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com


    What You Get! 

    Custom Event Finisher's Medal

    Custom Event Dri-Fit Shirt.

    Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 5K only (race day participants only). Our age groups are the following:

    • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over

    Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

    Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

    Event Managed by StartLine Racing! Club SLR discounts do not apply.

    Race Day Information 

    We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

    No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

    Race day registration will be available beginning at 6:30am at Arizona Boardwalk.

    We accept cash, check and credit cards on race day.

    Race day pricing:

    • 5K Adults - $50
    • 5K Kids - $40
    • Penguin Waddle - $30

    This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds or transfers due to weather.

    Leashed pet friendly


    Penguin Waddle

    This is a half mile, untimed run/waddle for kids.  All participants will receive a shirt and a medal.


    Course Map 


    Packet Pickup Opportunities 

    You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

    • Saturday, April 2nd from 2:00 - 5:00pm at Arizona Boardwalk - center stage (map)
      • Arizona Boardwalk is located at 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
    • Sunday, April 3rd starting at 6:30am at Arizona Boardwalk (event site)





    Event schedule 

      April 2 2:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Arizona Boardwalk from 2-5pm
      April 3 6:30 AM - Race day packet pickup and registration opens
      April 3 7:30 AM - 5K Start Begins
      April 3 7:40 AM - Penguin Waddle Begins
      April 3 8:30 AM - Awards Ceremony (approx.)


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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Jan 7, 2022
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Jan 7, 2022
  • Appears in Directories
  • This event has concluded
    We hope to update it for 2023

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